2 Glen's

05 September, 2008

Value

growth Aug 08 v Aug 07:

+22%

Key date in history: 2003 - owner Glen Catrine loses court battle against William Grant over its use of Grant's name for its vodka. Changes name to Glen's and hasn't looked back since

Famous friends: It didn't get where it is today by making friends

Strengths: Keen pricing; ubiquitous multiple distribution

Challenges: Frequently targeted by counterfeiters; Diageo's millions

The year gone: Eye kept very much on the value-driven ball

The year ahead: More of the same




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Richard Hemming MW: beware inverse snobbery

Few things can bring communal pleasure so intimately as wine. Apart from a hot tub, perhaps. Sport can trigger mass jubilation, film gives us shared empathy, but wine has a nigh-unique ability to bestow conviviality among us through a shared bottle – which makes it especially galling that we spend so much time divided over it.

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